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Column: Privacy Options With Messenger Apps

Column: Privacy Options With Messenger Apps

[Column written by Bermuda’s Privacy Commissioner Alexander White] In this series, we discuss privacy topics that relate to common technology services, and privacy-enhancing options. It’s probably safe to describe WhatsApp use in Bermuda as “fairly popular.” One of the first questions I was asked when relocating was, “Do... Read more of this article

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Robin Tucker] The Senate reconvenes on Wednesday for the first time after the Christmas and New Year festivities to debate several pieces of legislation that if passed, will become law. Among the changes is the redistribution of funds from charity to the union. Presently, workers that do not wish to join the union... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On Timing, Laws, Decisions

Column: Pearman On Timing, Laws, Decisions

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Have you ever noticed how you can find a cliché for almost every occasion? Two came to mind during 2020’s last session of the House of Assembly, when MPs gathered [virtually] to pass laws affecting all of us. One cliché was ‘something’s better than nothing’. The second:... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Will Be Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

Column: Why I Will Be Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

[Column written by Dr Michael Ashton] One of the ICU nurses approached me again as I was coming out of a patient room and asked when the vaccine for COVID-19 will become available in Bermuda. As before, we both keenly agreed that we will gratefully receive it when it finally arrives. We have only to look across the ICU to see the devastating potential... Read more of this article

Column: New Year, Covid, Vaccine Plans & More

Column: New Year, Covid, Vaccine Plans & More

[Column written by MP Michael Dunkley] Many residents were happy to see the end of 2020, a year during which many dreams, hopes and expectations were seriously dampened and damaged by the onset of Covid-19. As we enter 2021 with renewed faith and optimism of a New Year we must be cognizant of the fact, while the availability of vaccinations provides... Read more of this article

Column: Happy & Healthy Holiday Baking

Column: Happy & Healthy Holiday Baking

[Opinion column written by Agathe Holowatinc] With the holidays upon us, a lot of my clients are coming to their nutrition coaching sessions with concerns about Christmas baking: cookies, cakes, yule logs, chocolates, truffles, and shortbread. Recipes that fill the kitchen with the sweet flavours and comforting aromas of the season. I love Christmas... Read more of this article

Column: Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Column: Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

[Opinion column written by Agathe Holowatinc] With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to put together a little list of gift ideas for the health nut in your life.Set of 4 – 6 wine or beer glasses For upscale breakfast smoothies & impressive fresh pressed juices, obviously! Buy at Gorhams, Price Rite or Gibbons Home. Not... Read more of this article

Column: Small Businesses, Power Outage, RA

Column: Small Businesses, Power Outage, RA

[Opinion column written by MP Jarion Richardson] To small business and entrepreneurs struggling for life in a global pandemic and economic crisis, Friday’s power failure was another cut on an already abused body. To those in the retail and hospitality industries, already suffering before Covid-19 reduced the world to “bubbles”, it was salt ground... Read more of this article

Column: Hamilton Docks, Essential Service

Column: Hamilton Docks, Essential Service

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] On Friday December 11th during a busy session in Parliament one of the Bills debated was the Trade Union and Labor Relations [Consolidation] Act 2020. The Bill consolidated the Trade Union Act 1965, the Labor Relations Act 1975 and the Labor Disputes Act 1992. It also established an Employment and Labor... Read more of this article

Column: National Debt, 30 – 6, “The Six” & More

Column: National Debt, 30 – 6, “The Six” & More

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Wait? It’s the middle of December?!? As ‘years’ go, 2020 has certainly been infamous. 2020: double digits now etched on our collective psyche. Infamous. Yet, to me at least, 2020 also went by remarkably quickly. The past 12 months have sped by faster than the Hollywood Rip-Ride... Read more of this article

Column: Opening Up A Small Business

Column: Opening Up A Small Business

[Written by Carla Seely] I come from a long line of business owners, from my grandparents, to my father and more recently my sister who has launched a small business. Now I think it is important to note some people are entrepreneurial in nature and are driven to open and run a business, their determination to overcome obstacles can often be the recipe... Read more of this article

Column: ‘It Is Up To All Of Us To Play Our Part’

Column: ‘It Is Up To All Of Us To Play Our Part’

[Column written by MP Michael Dunkley] Bermuda, initially when Covid hit the island in mid- March of this year the Government took extreme measures to curb the spread of this deadly virus; the island sheltered in place for weeks. The Government and Opposition worked together and the vast majority did our best to follow the tough measures for our collective... Read more of this article

Column: Regulatory Capture, Illusion Of Protection

Column: Regulatory Capture, Illusion Of Protection

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief]A grocery store which repeatedly sells expired foods has never been penalised.A power company pollutes a neighbouring community with harmful soot but doesn’t fall foul of environmental regulations.An association blocks a newcomer’s license to prevent competitors from entering the market.An... Read more of this article